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Newsletter 22 - 1st March 2019

Welcome to Term 4! 

The children appear refreshed and we're sure you share our hope that we've seen the back of the majority of winter illness. 

Our value this term, under the banner of Perseverance, is 'Compassion'.  A google search of 'What does it mean to have compassion?' suggests the following 'If someone shows kindness, caring, and a willingness to help others, they're showing compassion. This is a word for a very positive emotion that has to do with being thoughtful and decent. Giving to a charity takes compassion. Volunteering to work with sick people or animals takes compassion.'  But the meaning of the word compassion is quite wide-ranging.  Can you discuss what is means and possible synonyms at home? 

Inset Day

We know from the press that our activities on inset days can appear mysterious.  So for your information, on the Inset Day this week, all teachers, teaching assistants and relevant Governors received updated Safeguarding training from our colleagues at RBWM. 

Holy Trinity Stars of the Week for w/e 1st March 2018

Reception – Sienna S for enthusiastic story telling and great creativity.

Year 1 – Jacob for demonstrating excellent focus this week.

Year 2 – Oscar for great maths work on shape recognition.

Class 3C – Aaran for always being keen to share his ideas and contribute to class discussions.

Class 3G – Ava for showing such enthusiasm in her maths for all subjects including fractions.

Year 4 – Micah for his positive attitude and focus in all lessons.

Year 5 – Oscar for being a good friend.

Year 6 – Molly for showing kindness and support to other members of the class.

Fire and Air are It!

Fire and Air topped the house point table this week with exactly the same number of points and both houses will have an extra play time today!

World Book Day - Thursday 7th March

World Book Day is on 7th March and this year we'll be asking children to bring in a book they like and know well and to dress up as a character from the book! The PTA will also be running a book sale in the hall in the afternoon with books on sale for 50p. Please send in the correct change if possible. Donations of books welcome from 4th March onwards - many thanks.

World Book Day Change to Menu - Thursday 7th March

  • Hagrid Burger
  • Voldemort's Veggie Hot Dog
  • Snake Fries
  • Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans
  • Quidditch Corn Cob
  • Mrs Weasley's Rock Cake and Butterbeer Sauce

The Magic Box - Year 4

Year 4 have being producing some wonderful poetry inspired by The Magic Box, a poem by Kit Wright.  Here are a couple of fantastic examples:

 

My Magic Box

 

I will put in my box...

The great blue Sea filled with fish.

A white Christmas with a piping hot chocolate.

The delicate tap on a piano.

 

I will put in my box...

The hot sun of Florida.

The fun of Disneyland.

The cosy feel of a bunny. 

 

I will put in my box...

The sour taste of a lemon.

The sweet taste of chocolate.

The pitter patter of rain on the window.

 

My box is decorated with diamonds and gems, it's hinges are dragons' claws.

I sail in my box across the Seven Seas.

Animals live peacefully in my box.

By Caleb

 

My Magic Box

 

In my box I shall put...

Some beautiful ballet shoes all covered in soot,

A cat happily purring,

And a chocolate wrapper that had chocolate in it that I ate excitedly.

 

I will put in my box...

The sound of pitter pattering rain,

A sun from Cyprus,

The peace of a lovely home.

 

I'll put in my box...

A dog, one who won't mind going in a bog,

Some salty popcorn,

and an amazing breathtaking theatre.

 

I will put in my box...

A group of loud laughing friends,

Dazzling Disney,

The taste of chewy fudge.

 

And now the last thing...

A family belonging to me,

Courageous, cuddly, chilly Po Snow, 

And marvellous, mind bending magic

from Scotland near Hogwarts which would

Make me happy.

 

My box is special to me and will be with me wherever I go as I travel far and wide it'll be with me no matter the height of the tide.  

By Sophia

Mathletics Challenge Week - 11th to 17th March

We have entered the Mathletics challenge which runs from Monday 11th March until Sunday 17th.

All we need to do as a school is complete as many homework activities as we can and earn points by competing on live Mathletics.

Your teachers will be setting you extra tasks during this week so please try your hardest to complete them all. The prize for 1st place is £500 for the school!

Good luck and have fun!

 

Miss Wallbanks

Can You Read With Our Reception Class Children?

We are looking for volunteers to read with our Reception Class.  You need to have a DBS check but you don't need to be a Reception Class parent.  If you have an hour or two to spare please contact Mrs Tomes or the school office in the first instance.   

Success in Tennis!

Freddie F from Year 4 won his very first under 9's Tennis Tournament which took place at the David Lloyd Royal Berkshire Tennis Club last Saturday.  

Freddie had a few close games but went on to win all five of his matches including the Final which went to a nail biting 9 all, with Freddie then hit the winning point!!!

 

Well done Freddie - we look forward to hearing about more of your matches in the future!

 

Plastic Bottle Recycling - How Are We Doing?

Please click here for a league table of RBWM schools which are taking part in this initiative. 


https://www.greenredeem.co.uk/rbwmschools

 

You will see that we are second only to Wessex Primary School which is a two form entry school with 450 pupils! In the short time that you've been saving your bottles and bringing them in to school you've already raised over £99.  Thank you so much and keep them coming!

GreenRedeem Survey

Please take our two minute Recycling Survey and you can win a £10 M&S Voucher!

As part of our current recycling initiative at your school, we would like you to complete a short survey to help us to get a better understanding of your views on plastic bottles and recycling, (where 5 lucky winners could win a £10 M&S voucher). Please visit our website to complete survey: www.greenredeem.co.uk/rbwmschools - many thanks!  Keep the bottles coming - very bottle recycled through the school is worth 5 pence. 

Year 6 Production - Dates for the Diary

Our Year 6 Production this year will be in Cordes Hall on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June.  The start time is likely to be 5.30pm due to the availability of the hall.  We are looking forward to it already!

PTA News

Don't forget your pennies for the Year 1 Bake Sale at 3.15 today!!

 

The date for the school Disco is confirmed as Friday 29th March. Anyone still wishing to pay for tickets can do so via ParentPay. Please note the timings will be 5pm-5.50pm for KS1 and 6pm-7pm for KS2.  This is to accommodate the Pre-School Quiz starting at 7.30pm on the same evening.

 

PTA World Book Day Sale - 7th March. Please bring in contributions next week.  These need to be age appropriate for children at the school and in good condition. It would be appreciated if you could send your children with 50p or £1 coins on the day to purchase their books.

 

PTA Meeting - 11th March at 8pm in the Staff Room (45 mins). Do feel free to join in to discuss future events.

 

Easter Egg Hunt - 3rd April - the PTA are organising a scaled down version this year with smaller eggs being given to the children at the end of the school day to take home. More details to follow.

 

Committee positions - Secretary and Chair - please do come and talk to us if you'd be willing to pick up either of these positions (or even share them) starting in September. Without these positions filled the PTA cannot continue the great work done by all the parents to generate the much needed funds for everything from Bug Club to Mathletics and more equipment for the school! 

ACS Egham Open Morning

 

ACS Egham are keen to meet local families who might qualify for generous bursaries at their school.

 

ACS International School Egham will be hosting its next full school Open Morning on Saturday 23rd March from 11.00am – 12.30pm.  It is hoped some Year 5 and 6 Holy Trinity families looking for Secondary School options will be keen to come along; they will be most welcome.  Generous means-tested bursaries are available for 2020 admissions.  Families are encouraged to register on:

 

 https://www.acs-schools.com/open-mornings-acs-egham

Cricket for Boys and Girls Aged 5 - 8 Years

All Stars Cricket is the England and Wales Cricket Board’s entry level participation programme, aimed at providing children aged five to eight with a great first experience in cricket.

 

Programme features:

 

• For all boys and girls aged five to eight

• Delivered nationwide at over 2,000 centres

• Eight one-hour sessions, held over eight weeks

• Emphasis on fun and being active

• Focus on developing your child's movement skills

• Safe and fully accredited

• Valuable time with your kids – mums and dads are encouraged to take part too

• Easy online registration 

• Includes a bonus pack of cricket kit

 

Every child that registers will receive a backpack full of goodies including a cricket bat, ball, activity book, personalised shirt and cap all sent straight to your door! 

SIGN UP NOW AT  www.allstarscricket.co.uk

Spring Term Dates 2019

Fri 1st March—Y1 Bake Sale

Thurs 7th March—Reception Class Assembly—9.15am

Thurs 7th March—World Book Day and PTA Book Sale

Thurs 7th March— Y5 & Y6 Netball Match at the Marist—3.30pm

Mon 11th March—Y5 Bikeability Starts

Mon 11th March—PTA Meeting 8pm

Weds 13th March – Year 4 Trip to Madagascar the Musical – Return at 4.15pm

Thurs 14th March—Y1 Trip to the Theatre

Thurs 14th March—Y3 and Y6 Shakespeare Workshops

Fri 15th March—Y2 Class Assembly—9.15am

Fri 15th March—Reception Class Bake Sale

Tues 19th March—Parents’ Consultation Evening

Thurs 21st March—Y1 Class Assembly 9.15am

Thurs 21st March—Parents’ Consultation Evening

Mon 25th March—Class Photos

Thurs 28th March—Y3 and Y4 Netball at Charters—3.30—5pm

Fri 29th March – PTA Disco – KS1 5pm – 5.50pm KS2 – 6pm – 7pm

Mon 1st April—Easter Service—Y1, 3C, 3G & Y5—9.30am Holy Trinity Church

Tues 2nd April— Easter Service—Rec, Y2, Y4 & Y6 —9.30am Holy Trinity Church

Weds 3rd April—PTA Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 5th April—End of Term 2pm

School Term Dates

Please see here for term dates:

http://www.holytrinityschsunningdale.co.uk/term-dates/

Absence

Ofsted noted a marked increase in persistent absence (a holiday will register as persistent absence). Please do not book holidays or family days during term time. Thank you.

Holy Trinity CE Primary School take safeguarding very seriously. If you have a concern, please do not hesitate to report to our designated staff;

Mrs P. O’Brien, Mrs J. Griffith, Miss S. Harding, Mrs F Fargher.

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